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  • Looking for a work comp attorney that works in Texas.

    Existing attorney isn't working for me like I'd like them to.

    Daniel’s Answer

    There are about six firms that take workers compensation cases in your area. Most of us are on AVVO. Good luck.

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  • W.Comp Injury. Closed head injury.Brain Damage w cervical Strain. W Comp and Third party action help needed

    11-6-14 Date of Injury. Concentra clears return to work w aleve and no xray or ct scan or hospital referral.. . Brain damage .Cerivcal sprain, dysarthria, dysphasia ,tinnitus ,Silent aspiration and choking due to diffused brain stem injury.dizzine...

    Daniel’s Answer

    you need a workers' compensation attorney and a proper doctor right away. You need to have a proper work up done and a treatment plan. Most of the workers' compensation attorneys will be able to advise you regarding any third party claim.

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  • Can my husband still receive a settlement?

    My husband was injured in May of 2009. He was currently with Fedex. He did receive workers compensation. He had an mmi done after 2 years and is still under Dr's care. He has had additional surgeries and is scheduled for more. He was fired from Fe...

    Daniel’s Answer

    If your husband received a MMI, that means he got a DWC-69 certification with an impairment rating. There are no settlements under the Texas Workers' Compensation system. He would received three weeks of Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs) for each point of impairment.

    If there is a Statutory exception to the rating provided, your husband may be able to dispute the impairment receive a different rating.

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  • How much past medical information do I have to divulge on a worker comp claim? Dealing with Corvel asking about info from 14yr a

    how much of my medical history do I have to provide to Corvel? Their wanting my medical history from yr ago. I hurt my foot by having a pallet dropped on it and their wanting to know about all my past surgies, car accidents etc..

    Daniel’s Answer

    You need to sit down with an attorney to decide how to handle that question. They are entitled to any treatment or condition that may be relevant to your claim. I generally advise my clients to be as open as possible. I understand that there are certain medical issues of a more private nature.

    If you fail to disclose a condition that the insurance carrier later discovers, they will use it to impeach your credibility.

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  • Can Worker's Comp stop wage replacement if I submit 2 weeks notice?

    Last month I injured my elbow on the job. I saw the doctor, have been going through physical therapy, and have my worker's comp claim accepted. They've already started issuing wage replacement checks. However, I turned in my two week's notice with...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Is the doctor planning on certifying you at Maximum Medical Improvement? if so, you will receive an impairment rating and paid Impairment Income Benefits per that rating. As stated, you may want to make sure that you've recovered before you finalize the indemnity portion of your claim.

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  • I need a lawyer HELP!!!

    I had a accident while working I sprained my wrist. Doctor took me off work for 4 days because that's all I could afford. Work comp wouldn't kick in for 2wks I couldn't afford that. All I want to is recoup my lost wages etc. The company is onl...

    Daniel’s Answer

    It sounds like your accident was a motor vehicle accident. Is that the case? Depending upon how the accident occurred, you may have not only a workers' compensation claim but a claim for negligence against the party causing the accident.

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  • Hurt on the job

    Hurt on job and can not work for awhile and nobody paying for medical bills

    Daniel’s Answer

    Go talk to a workers' compensation attorney right away. They will help you determine what type of insurance your employer has and how to proceed with your claim. You need to see a doctor who understands how to deal with the bureaucracy of the workers' compensation system.

    Don't wait too long because there are deadlines that you do not want to miss.

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  • Should I seek a Workman's Comp attorney?

    I injured my back at work in 2009. I never had back problems before then. In 2013 I had a spinal fusion as a result of the same injury. Workers comp closed my claim days before the surgery because the MRI report had the word "degenerative" on it. ...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Have they accepted the new claim? If not, you need a doctor's opinion if there is new harm or damage. My advice is that you get an attorney's help asap.

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  • Do I need a workers comp lawyer?

    I have been hospitalized for 3 days & counting, I was taken from my job (U.S.P.S) to the hospital by paramedics. After working outdoors all day delivering U.S. mail I returned to the office between 6:30-7pm, I was exhausted, muscles cramping, dizz...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Attorneys who handle Federal Workers' Compensatin claims are pretty rare. Start by filing a claim with your human resource department.

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  • Can you cash in your lifetime medical/ Workmanscomp, Texas

    Have not been helping me

    Daniel’s Answer

    If your claim is though the Texas Workers' Compensation system, you can do a DWC-25 to settle your indemnity benefits. But, the medical can't be settled.

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